Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to insurance
|Feb 19, 2021||
referred to insurance
Senate Bill S4946
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S4946 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S4946 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4946 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance PURPOSE: To amend the insurance law, to require firearm owners, prior to such ownership, to obtain and continuously maintain a policy of liability insurance to cover any damages resulting from the use of such firearm. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the insurance law by adding a new session 2353 in order to require firearm owners to obtain and continuously maintain a policy of liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars.
2021-S4946 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4946 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 19, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 2354 to read as follows: § 2354. FIREARM OWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES. 1. ANY PERSON IN THIS STATE WHO SHALL OWN A FIREARM SHALL, PRIOR TO SUCH OWNERSHIP, OBTAIN AND CONTINUOUSLY MAINTAIN A POLICY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE IN AN AMOUNT NOT LESS THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS SPECIFICALLY COVERING ANY DAMAGES RESULT- ING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT ACTS INVOLVING THE USE OF SUCH FIREARM WHILE IT IS OWNED BY SUCH PERSON. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SUCH INSURANCE SHALL RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF SUCH OWNER'S REGISTRATION, LICENSE AND ANY OTHER PRIVILEGE TO OWN SUCH FIREARM. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE THE OWNER OF A FIREARM IF SUCH FIREARM IS LOST OR STOLEN UNTIL SUCH LOSS OR THEFT IS REPORTED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SHERIFF WHICH HAS JURIS- DICTION IN THE COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE IN WHICH SUCH OWNER RESIDES. 3. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A FIREARM ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION SHALL OBTAIN THE INSURANCE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF SUCH EFFECTIVE DATE. 4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PEACE OFFI- CER, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, POLICE OFFICER, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THIRTY-FOUR OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, OR ANY MEMBER OF THE MILITARY WHO IS ON "ACTIVE DUTY" OR "IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES" AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE OF THE MILITARY LAW, WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09303-01-1
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